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Patrick B. Reyes

Dr. Patrick B. Reyes is the author of the bestselling book The Purpose Gap: Empowering Communities of Color to Find Meaning and Thrive, and of the award-winning book Nobody Cries When We Die: God, Community, and Surviving to Adulthood. He is the host of the Sound of the Genuine podcast. A Chicano educator, administrator, and institutional strategist, he is the Senior Director of Learning Design at the Forum for Theological Exploration. He is president-elect of the Religious Education Association and serves on several boards in education and the non-profit sector supporting the next generation of BIPOC leaders and educators. Patrick holds a Doctorate and Master of Arts from Claremont School of Theology, a Master of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology, and is proud to be a graduate of the California State education system, California State University at Sacramento (Sac State). You can learn more about Patrick at


About Nobody Cries When We Die: God, Community, and Surviving to Adulthood (2016). Nobody Cries was the Hispanic Theological Initiatives book prize winner in 2019. Children’s Defense Fund selected Nobody Cries as the first book for its inaugural book club, as well as recognized him 2017-2020 as a "Great Teacher and Preacher" alongside others such as Rev. James Lawson, co-founder of the United Farm Workers and Presidential Medal of Freedom Dolores Huerta, and MacArthur Genius Grant and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch.


You can learn more about Patrick at

Other Materials: The Purpose Gap and Dr. Patrick Reyes

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